Our Events


Each year we regularly plan days to celebrate Palliative Care Week – May, Volunteer Week – May and Carers Week – October. We celebrate our birthday on November 11th.  These days are wonderful opportunities to bring the Anam Cara community together at the hospice and are very enjoyable.

2019 Community Appeal

Instead of hosting an annual gala fundraiser, we have decided to take a direct approach with a community appeal. All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible and all money will help us continue to provide our ‘home-like’ care at Anam Cara House. You can read more here.

Carer Education Series

We are pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Westpac Foundation Grants to deliver an education program to inform either carers or people with a chronic illness about services that can assist them in the management of chronic illness. The sessions will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm on March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, and June 6th. Find out more information about the sessions here.

Melbourne June Gala

Our Melbourne Foundation Committee has proudly hosted this important fundraising event at the Park Hyatt in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

And we’re doing it again! Our gala will be held on Saturday 17th June 2017 at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne. Mr Ian Cover will once again be our MC, and Debra Byrne will provide the entertainment. Online bookings can be made at www.trybooking.com/ORVU.

MC Ian Cover (Coodabeen Champions): “I am amazed and uplifted by the efforts that people put into all the organisations and events that I attend, but there was a special something about the spirit of the Anam Cara evening that made for a truly memorable event”

Please contact our Event Coordinator, Elizabeth Gore on 0438 336236 for further information.

Art House Film Series

We have now wrapped up our highly successful and entertaining Art House Film Series at Colac Cinemas. For several years from April to August, we have held film afternoons on the third Sunday of the month. With tickets being only $15 and with a scrumptious afternoon tea on offer, our film series were well attended.

Many thanks to Pauline and the staff of Colac Cinemas for their generous support of Anam Cara House through our film series each year. We look forward to starting again in 2017.

Cattle Club Muster

The annual Cattle Club Muster is held each October down by the river on the Gellibrand property. Members and supporters are treated to lunch and an inspection of the cattle and pastures, spending their Sunday afternoon in a beautiful part of the world.

For further information on the Anam Cara Cattle Club.